Best pizza in town finalist: Gusto Pizza Co.
Gusto’s name says it all. When diners are there, they eat with gusto.
The urban interior can be deceiving, but make no mistake — the ingredients on its No. 24 pizza taste like they’re straight from the farm and field.
Sweet corn, red onions and smoked beef brisket swim in a sea of jalapeno creamed corn, mozzarella and blue cheese.
Despite being on the dairy-heavy side, the full flavor of the jalapeno and tang of the onions weren’t masked, just veiled. And thankfully so, the pizza still had a surprising kick augmented by the smokiness of the brisket.
There’s a lot to manage on a pizza with as many components as the No. 24. The corn remained plump even after baking and the grease from the brisket was minimal.
Gusto’s other pizzas pushed culinary boundaries further than most restaurants with the coconut pumpkin curry sauce on the Hello Gourdgeous and the pizza equivalent of a Philly cheesesteak (West of Philly.)
With menu turnover to make room for new items, there’s no doubt Gusto Pizza Co. has pizza lovers on tenterhooks.
Gusto Pizza Co.
Find it: 1905 Ingersoll Ave. Suite 106
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
I ate: No. 24, $17 for a large